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Conversation
Do not make prayer a monologue -- make it a conversation.

I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a word of what I'm saying.

- Oscar Wilde
Whoever interrupts the conversation of others to make a display of his fund of knowledge, makes notorious his own stock of ignorance.

- Saadi
If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.

- Whistler, James Mcneill
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.

- Ernest Dimnet
Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.

- Cullen Hightower
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.

- Kirk, Lisa
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.

- Franklin, Benjamin
It's always difficult to make conversation with a drunk, and there's no denying it, the sober are at a disadvantage with him.

- W. Somerset Maugham
Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes.

- Robert Louis Stevenson
Things said for conversation are chalk eggs. Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.

- Wycherley, William
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.

- Margaret Millar
In conversation the game is, to say something new with old words. And you shall observe a man of the people picking his way along, step by step, using every time an old boulder, yet never setting his foot on an old place.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.

- Mencken, H. L.
You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words. Conversation in a dorm room quoted in Language in Thought and Action,

- Hayakawa, S. I.
Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?

- Maupassant, Guy de
Eating without conversation is only stoking.

- Marcelene Cox
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.

- Margaret Miller
He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.

- Smith, Sydney



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